This week I learned once again that stars are just like us, but I don’t look anywhere near as hot as Joe Manganiello when I mail back my Netflix. I also got schooled in how valuable secrets can be when you belong to the rich and famous club. Check out this week’s cheat sheet to the tabloids to find out who is staying quiet for money and whose dirt is about to be revealed. Plus other naughty bits we dug up from this set of gossip mags. Keep reading »
What do we think of 9-year-old Willow Smith’s new single “Whip My Hair”? She kind of sounds like a mini-Rihanna. If “hair whipping” takes off for the ‘tween crowd, she may be the youngest pop sensation of all time. Keep reading »
When Don Draper has a sad, the whole world has a sad. Witness the blog devoted to Don Draper’s miseries, where the lonely “Mad Men” character cries about kittens, cigarettes and Christina Hendricks’ marriage to a guy that is not him. [Sad Don Draper] Keep reading »
Sucky people have not actually sucked on MTV for over a decade now, but there was a time when the channel didn’t send us diving underneath the bathroom sink for something toxic. Alas, a cartoon like “Daria” would never exist today and that’s why we “Daria” super-nerds need to get our hands on “Daria: The Complete Animated Series” DVD, which was released this spring. In honor of this momentous occasion, the blog Can I Get A Man With That? called up Tracy Grandstaff, the actress who voiced Lawndale High’s #1 social outcast, Daria Morgendorffer, for five seasons. Keep reading »
All Lady Gaga covers are not created equal. Take this one by Ryan Seacrest and his buddy Larry King, who joined together for a frighteningly bad rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face.” We’ll take Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s “Bad Romance”
over this any day. Seacrest out. Keep reading »
Summer might be over, but the new releases are still h-o-t! This week, Interpol releases their fourth rad record, and it is perhaps their last Carlos D-licious one. Tear. Plus, The Thermals suffer through a break-up and Young Buck goes to rehab—wonder if he hung out with Lindsay Lohan? But I digress. So, get those headphones on, because there’s some major tune-age, after the jump! Keep reading »
Do a little happy dance: Amy Poehler will return to “Saturday Night Live” on September 25th to host with Katy Perry as the musical guest. But all is not well on the new “SNL” season — featured player Jenny Slate has allegedly been given the boot. Keep reading »
Tim Gunn has a giant pair of balls.
No, I am not intimately familiar with the contents of Tim’s nattily tailored suits. I have read the “Project Runway” mentor’s latest book, a half-memoir/half-etiquette guide called Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons For Making It Work, and let me tell you, this man has chutzpah. The rude and ridiculous behavior of celebs and mere mortals alike — including his own family — are picked apart in the book; Gunn has already attracted attention for his scandalous revelations, from seeing Anna Wintour being carried down a flight of stairs by her minions to Andre Leon Talley being hand-fed grapes. For instance, he describes filming a Macy’s commercial with Martha Stewart and her daughter, Alexis, who referred to her mother as a “goddamned bitch” and called the products she was hawking at Macy’s “crap.” (He also describes the Stewarts’ relationship as “there’s something ‘Grey Gardens’ about the two of them.” Ha!)
But the craziest revelation to me was not about celebs, per se. Gunn’s father worked as a ghostwriter for J. Edgar Hoover, the former director of the FBI who was allegedly a cross-dresser. Well, Gunn strongly suggests that when, as a child visiting his father’s office, he was introduced to the “I Love Lucy” star Vivian Vance it was actually Hoover in drag. “I’m not saying at the age of eight I definitely met J. Edgar Hoover at his office in the FBI wearing a dress and makeup, only that I strongly suspect it,” Gunn writes.
ZOMG is right. After the jump, read all about Tim Gunn’s lunch with Michelle Obama, Gretchen’s “psychosis” this season on “Project Runway,” and how he has hidden this book from his mother all summer: Keep reading »